April 2014




It’s finally Spring Time! So, “April Showers bring May Flowers.” We’ve all heard this rhyme before from either a parent or a teacher-but do you know where it came from?  The rhyme can be traced back to the mid 1500’s. where a man named Thomas Tusser compiled a collection of writings called, “A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry” in which there was a poem called “Sweet April showers/Do spring May flowers.” The meaning “April showers bring May flowers” is a reminder that even the most unpleasant of things-the heavy rains in April, can bring about very enjoyable things-the abundance of flowers in May. It is also a lesson in patience since many of life’s greatest things come to those who wait.



 If you haven't noticed by now, the center is having new lunch menu items! The stuffed Salmon in March was a big hit with us selling all 55 ordered! Some of the new items are: Honey Balsamic Chicken, Chicken in Cranberry Orange sauce and Seafood Salad. Members said “the vegetable lasagna, and bean burritos were great.” So many changes!  The new meals are trying to satisfy a variety of different tastes and preferences. So if we have a meal you really like, let us know!




Join us on Tuesday April 29th @ 11:00/Café for our Anniversary Buffet and Old Time Country Western Hoe Down Party. Enjoy a great

meal and music from the “New Time Fiddlers” So, wear your boots and mosey on down and join the fun!



Living Wills and Trusts-Wed, April 23rd @ 10:00/101:

Why they are very important. Sue & Cliff.

San Francisco-Fri, April 25th @ 10:00/101:

Join the 8th series of travel presentations, Mike Cook takes us on a journey to California-find out what to do and see.

Enhancing Safety Inside and Out: Mon, April 28, May 5, 12, 19 @ 10:00am/101:

Join this 4 week safety course that covers a different safety message each week: “What was safe when you were young vs. today”  “Name the Hazard”  “Home Safety” and “Senior Safety” classes will have trivia questions and prizes small and large. Facilitated by Carol Avery Health Educator for Salt Lake County.

An Experienced Gardener-Wed, April 30th @ 10:00am/101:

Starting seeds/garden. Gardner Craig.


May 2014




     Yea we made it through the dreary rain-so get outside, do something active like plant a garden or do some spring cleaning and enjoy the flowers, sights and smells of May! May is national Arthritis month, so here are some helpful tips and facts about the disease that is good for YOU and the whole family! There are many different kinds of Arthritis, the most common are: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid, Juvenile, Gout and Tendinitis. Osteoarthritis affects 27 million Americans over the age of 65. So what causes Arthritis?  Well like other chronic conditions, there are several factors involved in this disease with genes being the primaries. With genes it’s due to a lack in the production of collagen which makes up cartilage that breaks down faster with normal activity. With weight, being overweight puts additional stress and pressure on your hip and knee joints. For every pound you gain, your knees gain three pounds of stress and for hips it’s six times the pressure. Arthritis also goes beyond your joints and affects other aspects of your health like: causing Depression, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Insomnia. Although Arthritis cannot be prevented, you can reduce your risk by: controlling blood sugar, play it safe when you are exercising-if you feel a strain then stop, maintain a healthy weight and get physical! We here at the center are already helping you by providing healthy lunches, various exercise classes like Tai Chi and Yoga. We even offer a class specifically designed for Arthritis taught by our own Lola Thombs-so join in!  

We are also supporting the “Walk to Cure Arthritis” at Sugarhouse park on Saturday May 17th @ 9:00am, no registration or fees  necessary, just come bring your dog if you like and enjoy a walk for a good cause with Aging and Adult Services.

Don’t Forget About Our Computer Classes!

We offer classes on Intro to computers, Windows 8.1, ipad, ipad apps, Fundamentals for Windows 7 and 8, just register for the classes and enjoy. We also have an open lab where if you have questions or a broken computer bring it in and our expert computer instructors can help you solve and answer your questions for FREE!




NEW Yoga on Thursday afternoons: Thurs, May 1st @ 1:30/201:

Join in on this new gentil Yoga class for those who want to relax and gently stretch! Taught by Karen Walker who also teaches at Draper on Saturday’s. 

Golf Club-Thurs, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 9:00am/Fore Lakes Course:

Join this fun golf club hosted by our Vice President Bob Mueller, meets at the golf course.

Tennis Club-Fri, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 9:00am/Bicentennial Park:

Join others who like to play tennis for some friendly competition. Hosted by Advisory Council Member Tom Wilson. Meets at Park. 

Spanish Class-Thurs, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 10:00am/206:

Learn, colors, shapes and intermediate conversational pieces. Facilitated by Toshio.

Journal Writing Class-Thurs, May 1, 8, 15, 22 @ 1:00pm/107:

Experience the benefits and rewards gained from journal writing. Facilitated by Shelly Ashcroft.

Civil War Discussion Group-Fri, May 2nd @ 10:00am/107:

An open forum for those interested in the events, politics, personalities of the great conflict in detail.

Alzheimer’s Risks-Fri, May 2nd @ 10:00/101:

Find out if you are at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. What are the 10 warning signs/how it’s diagnosed treatments available. Facilitated by Alzheimers.

Access Homecare Blood Pressure Fri, May 2nd @ 10:00am/Café:

Tibro Medical-Fri, May 2nd @ 11:00/Café:

Do you or a loved one use a Cpap or a brace? Are you in need of one? If so then this informative lecture is for you, they are sponsoring ice creams with lunch.

NEW Hiking Group: Tues, May 6th @ 9:15am:

This group hikes along with PT David Butler on nearby trails in Sandy once a month. Meets at the center and then ride our bus. Bring water and wear hiking shoes.

3D Paper Tole Paper Craft is Back-Wed, May 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 1:30/204:

Learn the art of cutting and re-cutting to make pictures really stand out. Facilitated by Jean.

Reliance BP/Glucose Wed, May 7, 21 @ 9:00am/Café:

Parkinson’s Support Group- Thurs, May 8th @ 2:00pm/101:

Dr. Kevin Walker will be discussing sleep disorders and wellness for Parkinson’s. Facilitated by Barbara Royal.

Mt. Everest Presentation-Fri, May 9th @ 10:00am/101:

Meet Carol Masher and learn about her incredible climb of Mt. Everest, see pictures and find out what it takes to complete this dangerous journey.

Current Events-Fri, May 9, 23 @ 10:00am/107:

Participate with a vigorous group of center Seniors on hot topics in the news and media. Facilitated by Sally Jo.

Mother’s Day Party Fri-May 9th @ 11:00:

Enjoy Time Steppers entertainment, a great lunch of chicken, potatoes and asparagus and raffles for mothers at 12:00pm. 

Arthritis Workshop Mon-May 12th @ 10:30/107:

PT David Butler will be discussing causes and exercises for Arthritis pain, find out what you can do to ease the pain.

Lunch Bunch Tues, May 13th @ 9:30am:

Visit Heritage Park and look at the historic  pieces and then enjoy a meal up at the park in the café. Facilitated by Meg Allen.

Horizon Hospice BP Wed, May 14, 28 @ 9:00/Café:

Language of Thankfulness-NLP Wed, May 14th @ 10:30/206:

Learn how to be thankful for your benefits now and in the future. Carol Esterreicher, Ed. S.

Strength Training with Sandy Health and Rehab– Thurs, May 15th @ 10:00/Gym:

Join Physical Therapist Steve, practice safe and healthy weight training.

Put Pain in it’s Place-Fri, May 16th @ 10:00am/101:

This class is for seniors dealing with Osteoarthritis, how to ease the joint pain. By the Arthritis Foundation.

Memorial Day Craft-Fri, May 16th @ 9:00am/Café:

Sponsored by Amanda White with Reliance Homecare.

Vital Aging/Valley Behavioral Health-Mon, May 19th @ 10:00 101B:

Learn how to be at peace with yourself on the inside and out! Facilitated by Rhonda Bush.

Cooking for just 1 or 2?: Mon, May 19th @ 10:30am/Café:

Monthly interactive cooking workshop that teaches you how to cook the right amount for just one or two so that food gets eaten and not wasted.  Facilitated by Kevin Hill from Western Stairlifts.

Aches and Pains Assessments– Tues, May 20th @ 9:30am/106:

Have your aches and pains assessed by a physical therapist from Mountain Land Physical Therapy and Rehab. Sign up for an appointment.

Coaching to Empower Yourself-Wed, May 21st @ 10:00am/101A:

Find out how you can enhance your life, explore your desires, be happier and make your dreams a reality. Facilitated by Ann and Lauren.

Crocheting Class-Thurs, May 22, 29th @ 10:00am/101:

Learn how to crochet scarves, shawls, towels and blankets. Facilitated by Ellen Thompson.

Benefits of Exercise-Fri, May 23rd @ 10:00am/101:

Learn exercise benefits and guidelines so that you can get the most from your workout. Facilitated by Kirk Seegmiller, an Enhanced Fitness instructor with the County.

Knight Tours and Cruises: Wed, May 28th @ 9:30am/101:

Find out all the destinations Knight Tours and Cruises are going for the Summer/Fall of 2014 and 2015 charters. Facilitated by Berry Knight.

Medicare Made Easy-Thurs, May 29th @ 10:30am/101:

Learn how Medicare can work for you and making understanding easy, have your questions answered! Facilitated by Salt Lake Regional Center.

Stop Complaining and start living-Fri, May 30th @ 10:00am/107:

Look at the nature of complaining and  how and why we should over come it and be happy. By Richard Nelson.

Advanced Directives-Fri, May 30th @ 10:00am/101:

Lawyer Kathy Roberts and colleagues discuss the Utah AD packet, HIPPA, Health Care and get help fill out the forms.